Daily Quotes and Reflection: The Art of Effective Communication

Quotes: On Art of Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Barnard Shaw “

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Dr. Peter Drucker

“Any problem, big or small …always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening. Emma Thompson

Reflection:

The art of communicating is critical for self-development. It requires you to go outside yourself by learning to actively listen and then say the right thing given the person and the situation.

Building strong and endearing relationships is more about understanding and empathy than anything else. It is about developing the skills and habit of connection through understanding. It takes the ability to read the other person and then conveying in that moment the right words at the right time. The real power of communication is the ability to interact in an effective way with other people in your everyday life.

If you can’t effectively communicate with others you dramatically narrow your chances of connecting, solving problems and finding opportunities to create winning results for everyone involved in the interaction. This includes your organization, team, colleagues and family members. Communication is the glue, for living a life on purpose and fulfilling your dreams.

The art of communicating is critical for self-development and personal growth. It requires you to go outside yourself by learning to actively listen and then saying the right thing given the person and the situation.

Building strong and endearing relationships is more about understanding and empathy than anything else. It is about developing the skills and habit of connection through understanding. It takes the ability to read the other person and then conveying in that moment the right words at the right time. The real power of communication is the ability to interact in an effective way with other people in your everyday life.

If you can’t effectively communicate with others you dramatically narrow your chances of connecting, solving problems and finding opportunities to create winning results for everyone involved in the interaction. This includes your organization, team, colleagues and family members.

Self-Coaching Challenge: Select a person at work that you have been having difficulty communicating with and schedule a coffee with them to see how they are doing. During the conversation practice active listening techniques  and capture in your learning journal your reactions. Did active listening and using the CPR techniques  improve the conversation? If so what changed in your interaction? If using the techniques didn’t work what were some the issues or problems did you experience? What could you do in the future to improve more effective communication with this person?

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